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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Social Sciences - Programs of Study

Early Childhood Development
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 89 
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.
In our society where often both parents are working full-time outside the home, the need for qualified child care providers is growing rapidly. This curriculum is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded background in early childhood development. As part of their career education, many courses assign students to off-campus child care settings where they will interact with young children under the supervision of professionals in the field. Graduates of this area of study, under current State of Maryland regulations, will have the skills necessary to become a Director of a Child Care Center licensed for more than forty children provided that they have two years of experience in an early childhood program and are at least 21 years of age.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureSPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Social SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
 (see p. 65)6
ScienceScience Core Course (see p. 66; must include
MathematicsMATH-128 Concepts of Mathematics II4
InterdisciplinaryHEED-109 Basic CPR and First Aid2
EDUC-111Child Growth and Development3
EDUC-112Methods and Materials in Early Childhood
EDUC-113Working with Infants and Toddlers3
EDUC-130Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
EDUC-140Child Health, Safety and Nutrition3
EDUC-150Practicum in Early Childhood Development1-4
EDUC-160School Age Child Care3
EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education3
EDUC-201Processes and Acquisition of Reading3
EDUC-212Advanced Methods and Materials in Early
 Childhood Education3
EDUC-230Child Care Center Administration and
EDUC-240Successful Classroom Management3
EDUC-250Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood

Written Arrangements

Name and Location of Other InstitutionPortion of Program at Other Institution Method of Delivery at Other InstitutionEstimated Additional Costs

Howard County Public School System

18 Schools, Howard County Maryland

EDUC-130, EDUC-200: 
15 hours outside of class time for each course

Observation/participation in assigned classroom$0.00-$124.00 per course depending on assigned school

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST